John Waters

John Waters

John Waters, 87, of Franklin and formerly of Vincennes, died on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 at the Indiana Masonic Home in Franklin.

A memorial gathering will take place later this fall in Vincennes. Arrangements are being handled by Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center in Franklin.

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Meurer, Donald Duane, died Oct. 10. Services: 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 at Parkview Christian Church in Plainville. Burial: Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. on Sunday at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon, 9 a.m. until the hour of services on Oct. 16 at the church. Memorials: Travis Burkhart Foundation or the North Knox Athletic Department. Condolences:

Stinson, Barbara J., died Oct. 7. Services: 10 a.m. on Saturday at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 4-8 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials: St. Francis Hospital Foundation, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46237-8601. Condolences:

Ward, Steven C., died Oct. 8. Services: 10 a.m. today at Fredrick and Son McClure-Utt Funeral Home Bicknell Chapel. Memorials: to McClure-Utt Funeral Home to help defray funeral expenses. Condolences:


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